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Finding Dory beats Bad Moms to stay on top of UK box office

Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn in Bad Moms Image copyright Michele K. Short/STX Productions/AP
Image caption Bad Moms stars (l-r) Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn

Finding Dory has clung on to the top spot in the UK box office - despite the threat from nearest rival Bad Moms.

The adult comedy, starring Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell, took £1.47m in its first week, falling just behind the animated Pixar film.

Finding Dory took another £1.51m, bringing its total UK takings so far to £35.8m.

Suicide Squad dropped one place to third, with takings of £1.27m, followed by new entry War Dogs.

The comedy drama, starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, is based on the true story of two men in their 20s who won a contract to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

UK and Ireland box office
1. Finding Dory - £1.51m
2. Bad Moms - £1.47m
3. Suicide Squad - £1.27m
4. War Dogs - £1.01m
5. The Purge: Election Year - £0.8m
Source: Rentrak

The top 10 also saw a new entry for horror film The Purge: Election Year, which took £807,803 in its first week.

Mechanic: Resurrection, a thriller starring Jason Statham, debuted at number 10, with a total of £508,715.

Jason Bourne is in the charts for a sixth week, taking £732,632 and the number six spot this week, with The BFG following in seventh place with £658,840.

Lights Out - another horror film - took £558,167 in its second week of release and is in eighth place, with David Brent: Life on the Road at number nine with £508,762.

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